Painted with passion, this week’s most popular home on realtor.com® is a quirky work of art that simply has to be seen to be believed.
The home’s owner, Missy Stephenson, painstakingly hand-painted her kitchen, covering the walls, cabinets, and the refrigerator with daring color choices. Stephenson’s touch is visible throughout the entire home. As she told us, “This is a little piece of heaven to me. I just love color.”
The Texas home became a viral sensation on Reddit and Twitter, where it was referred to as a “rococo Precious Moments nightmare.” Thanks to the home’s popularity online, listing agent Tyler Shelton told us he’s fielding nonstop calls about the property.
Besides this colorful viral sensation, other homes you clicked on this week included grand fixer-uppers in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, a recently discounted Arkansas farmhouse owned by Josh and Anna Duggar, and the Minnesota house used in the movie “Grumpy Old Men.”
Grumpy or not, you may like to check out the complete list of this week’s most popular homes. Scroll on down…
Why it’s here: This historic Grove Park home is a bargain waiting for a buyer willing to invest in a major restoration of the four-bedroom residence. Grand spaces, high ceilings, arched entryways, and a sunken dining room reveal its stately past. Living quarters in the basement—once used for servants—would make a wonderful in-law or guest suite.
Why it’s here: This hilltop Colonial was used in the filming of “Grumpy Old Men” and its sequel, “Grumpier Old Men.” Built in 1918, the home, which has three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and nearly 1,500 square feet, includes views of Lake Phalen.
Saint Paul, MN
Why it’s here: Built in 1930 and set on more than 2 wooded acres, this is a Carolina classic. There’s a three-bedroom main residence and two storage buildings, one with a carport. The plumbing, much of the wiring, and both bathrooms have been recently updated.
Why it’s here: This 1,000-plus-acre property, known as the Tomotley Plantation, dates to 1698. The main house was burned to the ground in 1865 by federal troops, and the current structure was built in 1910. The property includes world-class hunting and fishing and has two oak avenues with trees planted in 1820. The main house is single-story and Craftsman style, with views of the 14-acre fishing pond.
Why it’s here: Currently owned by Josh and Anna Duggar, this farmhouse sitting on a 2-acre lot is priced to move—it was recently discounted by $10,000. The five-bedroom, nearly 3,000-square-foot home has National Forest views, and, maybe best of all, is just 13 miles from Sam’s Club, and 6 miles from Walmart!
Siloam Springs, AR
Why it’s here: This over 13,000-square-foot mansion sits on 6 acres with a pond. It includes a grand entry, high ceilings, a curved staircase, hardwood floors, three main suites, two kitchens, an office, five fireplaces, and a theater room.
Beaver Dam, KY
Why it’s here: This custom midcentury two-bedroom time capsule has more than 2,600 square feet of living space. The large main level has hardwood floors, a fireplace, walk-in closets, an open, bright kitchen, and a breakfast nook. The private backyard offers a serene escape, and the neighborhood is walking and biking-friendly.
Why it’s here: One of the area’s top Airbnbs, and also a popular Instagram backdrop, this homestead cabin has hosted thousands of guests and has been featured in The New York Times and Vanity Fair. The restored cabin was built in 1955 and sits on a 5-acre lot, with sweeping views of the surrounding area. It comes outfitted with water, electricity, and a septic tank, and the bathroom is a uniquely designed A-frame cabana, complete with compost toilet.
Joshua Tree, CA
Why it’s here: Built in 1800 and left vacant for years, this more than 6,000-square-foot home sits on 5 acres and is headed to auction with a starting bid of $100,000. The property is identified in the listing as a “complete fixer upper and rehab project” and is being sold as is.
Pine Grove, PA
Why it’s here: This one-of-a-kind Texas home caused a huge stir online, thanks to its unusual hand-painted interiors. If you’re in love with color—and particularly partial to pink—the home’s furniture is negotiable and is available to be included with the sale.
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